Born and raised in New Jersey, I ventured to Beloit College in Wisconsin where I obtained a B.S. degree in Geology in 2015. In 2014, I spent half a year studying climate change, geologic hazards, and engineering geology abroad in Norway. Since graduating from Beloit, I have returned to New Jersey and have been working in the environmental consulting industry. I have decided to pursue a graduate degree in Geological Sciences at Rutgers University. I hope to continue exploring my interests in hydrogeology and the implications of climate change. Through the C2R2 program, I hope to widen my perspective on the various disciplines involved in examining the impacts of climate change on coastal environments and societies, especially the impacts along the coastline of my home state.